Dawn at Socorro  [DVD]Rory Calhoun (actor)
Piper Laurie (actor)
Format: all-region dvd (worldwide)
Runtime: 80 min
Quality: Very Good
Western starring Rory Calhoun and Piper Laurie. Gunslinger Brett Wade has renounced his violent past when he meets beautiful Rannah Hayes. But Rannah has been kicked out of home by her stern father, and Brett soon finds himself getting into trouble as he tries to help her out.
Here's one of the last western co-features in rich Technicolor, before Eastman Colour took over, and jolly splendid it looks, too, with glistening saloon interiors and bright location exteriors. But veteran director George Sherman brings his usual lack of style to bear and fails to get the best out of the sexually charged pairing of rugged Rory Calhoun and fiery Piper Laurie, both of whom are excellent in what is basically a routine plot. A support cast that includes period western regular Edgar Buchanan and elegant tough guy David Brian helps pass the time.